DescriptionThomas North. Five Years in Texas; or, What You Did Not Hear During the War From January 1861 to January 1865. A Narrative of His Travels, Experiences, and Observations, in Texas and Mexico. Cincinnati: Elm Street Printing Company, 1870. First edition. 12mo. 231 pages. Publisher's original brown cloth over beveled boards with gilt-stamped spine and blind stamped decorated covers. Light rubbing to extremities, particularly head and foot of spine and corners. Contents sound with some light scattered foxing, otherwise a very good copy.
"This account of Texas during the Civil War, by a Northern merchant turned preacher to evade the Confederate draft law, is written in a friendly spirit but contains some sharp criticism and incisive observations on the manners and customs of Texans. [...] [He] embarked for Galveston on a ship of the Morgan Line, went into Texas to Houston, and established himself as a merchant at Brenham. Driven out by violence near the end of the war, he went to Matamoros, Mexico, until Lee's surrender when he embarked with his family for New Orleans, returned to Galveston, and finally left Texas" (Coulter).
References: Coulter 346. Howes N193. Raines, p. 158.
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